Philippines Islands West: Amazing 10-day Group Backpacking Philippines Holiday Tour


Explore the vibrant nightlife of Manila, marvel at the Palawan Underground River, splash in jungle waterfalls and spend a night camping on a remote beach!

From the planning to the execution, let us maximize your Philippines vacation!

The Philippines and its more than 7000 islands makes this the 2nd largest archipelago in the world. What does that mean for you? Endless opportunities for exploration to exotic hot spots scattered everywhere. Our Philippines Islands West tour takes you to the best locations on the island of Palawan. This location has so many incredible areas to it that we had to dedicate an entire to it. 

You'll have the ability to snorkel/dive (YES with Whale Sharks), island hop until you drop and rock out at beach parties until the wee hours. Grab your backpack and let us take you on the adventure of a lifetime. 

Looking to extend your Philippines holiday? Check out our Philippines Voyage 20-day tour that combines this tour with our Philippines Islands East adventure!

Important Information Regarding Flights:

We currently offer to include round-trip airfare departing from any location; if your location isn’t listed, select ‘other' during your sign-up according to your region, and include your requested departure city in the comments box. We offer to book flights on your behalf to provide a smooth trip for you, but you are more than welcome to book your own flights, in which case you would select a ‘land only’ tour.

The difference in price between the land only cost of the tour, and your package price for the round-trip flights + tour option, is your flight allowance. If the cost of your flight is more than the flight allowance, then that difference will be communicated to you prior to booking the flights, which will then be added to your invoice and booked only after receiving your confirmation. During the months of July, August, December and throughout the Chinese New Year, flights tend to increase in cost substantially, so there will most likely be an additional flight fee to fly during those times; however, please keep in mind that flights fees can occur at any time of the year because the aviation industry tends to have erratic pricing.

If booking a tour within 1 month of departure, and are requesting flights, please contact us ahead of time as we may not be able to book flights on your behalf in that timeframe, but will be able to offer you an alternative solution.

Please note that due to time zones and travel time, flight departures are normally 1 day prior to the trip start date.

Seasonal Pricing is in effect for select tours, please see our FAQ for more information. 


  • Welcome Information Booklet
  • Fun, easy-going trip leaders to ensure you are always having an amazing time!
  • Accommodation: Tried and tested to ensure the best locations, quality and safety. You will be staying in a mixture of cool hostels and guest houses.
  • Ground transportation to and from each destination
  • Flight to Puerto Princesa & Baggage allowance up to 20KG
  • Airport Drop off (Drop off at Puerto Princesa Airport)
  • Breakfast at each hotel X 9
  • Lunch X 2
  • Dinner X 2


  • Volunteering 
  • Iwahig Prison Tour
  • Manila VIP Night Out
  • Palawan Underground River Tour
  • Snorkelling Trip
  • Beach Camping Trip + Fishing & Bonfire
  • Explore Kuyawyaw Waterfalls

    • El Nido Islands Boat Tour
    • Surf Lessons
    • Rockstar Party Night
    • City Walking Tours
    • Homestay Cooking Class


    You will need to bring spending money for the following: (MINIMUM of $30 USD/day; bring more if you want to do more, sky is the limit!)

    • Optional Activities
    • Travel Visas
    • Travel insurance (purchase prior to the trip)
    • Food
    • Airport Pick Up ($30)
    • Alcohol
    • Shopping
    • Transportation to personal excursions and/or any extra activities which are not included in the tour


    • Scuba Diving ($70-$80)
    • Massage ($10)
    • Visit Old Town Manila ($10)
    • Hike El Nido Viewpoint ($25)
    • Honda Bay Boat tour ($35)
    • Butterfly Gardens & Tribal Village ($20)
    • Caving/Climbing ($5-$25)
    • Kayaking ($15)
    • Zip-lining ($15)